After three decades with his home County, Marcus Trescothick will leave Somerset County Cricket Club next month to take up a new role with the ECB.
Trescothick, who became a coach at Somerset last season following a glittering 27-season year playing career, will now fill the role of Elite Batting Coach at the ECB.
Speaking the the Somerset CCC website, Trescothick said: “This is a great opportunity which will allow me to further my coaching career and gain more experience. It’s a decision that comes with a heavy heart, but I think that it is the right move for me at this time. I’ll be working across different areas from Young Lions, to Lions and also with the First Team as well. It’s about preparing batters and getting them ready to move on to higher honours as they go along. The fact that I can do a few different roles within the position will really help me develop and give me exposure to some high-level coaching.
“I want to further my career so that I can eventually become a Head Coach at a domestic County with the hope of moving into International cricket somewhere down the line. To do that I need to branch out and look at different environments in order to get a better understanding of certain things, and this will certainly give me the opportunity to do that.
“Although I’m leaving, I’m still going to be around the place to come in and see some of the batters that Somerset have. Not being around the Ground as much as I normally am is certainly going to be a bit different. Hopefully, this might be the steppingstone for me to one day come back and look after the team here.
“I’ve been lucky enough to have a few trips with England in the last couple of years and I’ve really enjoyed my time working at that level. You’ve got to keep moving forward and this position gives me the opportunity to do so and I’m really looking forward to it.”